Aberdeen – St Andrew’s Cathedral

The Cathedral Church of St Andrew, Aberdeen is the mother church of the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney and a home of Christian Culture and Hospitality in the City of Aberdeen. This is the birth place of Anglican Communion through the Consecration of Samuel Seabury, first Episcopal Bishop in the USA.

Choral worship is our ultimate offering to God, biblical preaching and Christian formation founded on the distinct spirituality of the North East of Scotland is our heritage. Being the House of Prayer for all people is our mission.

The building is our heritage, born out of suffering, mediating between the social and political polarities and now celebrating the uniqueness for acoustics.

Lent Services and Activities

Fridays in Lent (15, 22, 29 March; 5, 12 April):

  • 7:00pm: Lenten Studies

Sunday 31 March – Lent 4 / Mothering Sunday

  • 10:45am: Music, Dance and Food with Bishop Anne Preaching

Holy Week and Easter Services and Activities:

Sunday 14 April – Palm Sunday:

  • 10:00am: Castlegate Palm Sunday Praise
  • 10:30am: Palm Procession from the Suther Chapel of the Cathedral
  • 10:45am: Sung Eucharist with Passion Play
  • 3:30pm: Choral Meditation:  Sounds of Passion

Wednesday 17 April – Wednesday in Holy Week:

  • 10:00am: Holy Communion

Thursday 18 April – Maundy Thursday:

  • 11:00am: Holy Communion (Washing of the Feet) & Lunch
  • 7:30pm: Sung Eucharist
  • 8:30pm: Stripping of the Altar

Friday 19 April – Good Friday:

  • 11:30am: Aberdeen Churches Together Walk of Witness
  • 11:30am: Stations of the Cross with Young People in the John Skinner Centre
  • 12 Noon: Good Friday at the Cross with Bishop Anne Dyer
  • 7:30pm: Tenebrae

Saturday 20 April – Saturday in Holy Week:

  • 10:00am: Holy Saturday Easter Garden with Young People
  • 12 Noon: Sacred Music:  Cathedral Chairs
  • 8:30pm: Easter Vigil with Exultate

Sunday 21 April – Easter Sunday:

  • 7:30am: Easter Dawn Prayers at the Citadel
  • 10:45am: Festal Eucharist and Potluck lunch

Regular Services:


  • 8:00am: Holy Communion
  • 10:45am: Sung Eucharist
  • 3:30pm: Choral Evensong (All Saints to Easter)
  • 6:30pm: Choral Evensong (Easter to All Saints)


  • 10:00am: Holy Communion


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